94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
94 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
There's no doubt that Neudorf feature amongst the country's finest chardonnay producers and their wines consistently receive high praise from top international critics. Tiritiri is pitched at a more accessible price point than their other releases and it's an outstanding entry-level wine.
The fruit comes from three sites in the Moutere Hills and is a study in the careful balance between fruit, oak and acid. As with all Neudorf wines, it's elegant and classy but there are plenty of generous fruit characters on the palate to keep traditional chardonnay fans happy. Another excellent offering from Neudorf.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Aromas and flavours of grapefruit and ripe peaches, red apple and spices of oak layered between mineral and clay with a stony gravel suggestion. White flowers and citrus. Delicious on the palate with layers of citrus to stonefruit, apple to quince. The combination of mineral soil, oak and acidity with fine wood tannins lead to a fine finish. Not too unlike a Chablis this wine is an excellent aperitif style, but will also suit fresh whole baked fish and similar dishes. Well made, of course, and ready to drink from late 2022 through 2028+."
Jancis Robinson MW writes "Attractively stony nose. Excellent balance of fruit and acidity. If this is their entry-level wine, it certainly promises well. Crisp and crystalline. Really very impressive indeed. It may not last all that long but for a current drinking, refreshing Chardonnay, with a dash of lime, I really don't think one could ask for more."
Bob Campbell MW writes "From grapes grown by two growers with vineyards in Moutere clay gravel soils together with fruit from Neudorf Rosie's Block. A vibrant, tangy chardonnay with grapefruit, citrus, white peach, ginger and nutty yeast lees characters. An elegant wine that offers good value at this price. 94 Points."
The winery writes "The wine from nose to palate is generous without ever being overblown. There’s a warm familiarity of juicy, summer fruits intertwined with sea-air minerality. Todd’s use of oak frames the wine guiding it gently, without demanding attention. All elements are laced together with a fine strand of acidity on the back palate, leaving a long, refreshing and moreish finish."